Jonathan Adams Signs With Monarchs

November 11, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 11, 2004

NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion University head men's basketball coach Blaine Taylor announced the signing of 6-6, 215-pound forward Jonathan Adams (Chattanooga, Tenn.), of Baylor High School to a national letter of intent. Adams was a finalist for his state's Mr. Basketball honor last year.

"Jonathan really offers the full package of what your looking for in a student athlete," said Taylor. "He is a very versatile and an unselfish player. He is a very good rebounder and has the ability to guard. Jonathan has a good sense of how to play this game and can score a variety of ways. But beyond that, we are very enamored with the strength of his academics and his personal qualities."

Adams averaged 19.7 points and 12.3 rebounds per game as a junior for head coach Austin Clark at Baylor High School. Adams earned first team All- Region and first team TSWA All-State honors last year. He helped lead Baylor to the state tournament quarterfinals.

"There is so much more going on at Old Dominion than just basketball, and I like that," said Adams. "There are a lot of impressive people at the University in administrative positions, and ODU has a strong criminal justice program. I liked the team chemistry and The Constant Center is such a classy and beautiful place. I am looking forward to being a part of the Monarch program. "

Adams is also one of the state's premier track performers as he finished second in the state as a sophomore in the high jump, clearing 6-8. Adams played basketball for the Tennessee Travelers AAU team. Jonathan is the son of Priscilla and Charles Adams. His mother is N.C. State's tenth all-time leading rebounder with 644 for a 5.4 career per game average.